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Kennedy Ryan is a web producer at KTLA.

Kennedy has 30 years of experience covering local news in the Los Angeles area.


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    Charges Filed Against Driver of Dump Truck Involved in Fatal Collision With LAPD Cruiser

    The 46-year-old driver of a dump truck involved in a fatal collision with a LAPD cruiser last year in Beverly Hills was charged Monday with gross vehicular manslaughter. Roberto Maldonado was arrested by the California Highway Patrol on Friday, nearly one year after the collision that killed 16-year LAPD veteran Nicholas Lee, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District attorney’s Office. The Pacoima resident was released on Saturday after posting $50,000 bail. The crash occurred around […]

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    Sex, Drug Charges Filed Against Covina Valley Teachers In Connection With Camping Trip: DA

    Additional charges of unlawful sexual intercourse and illegally providing alcohol and cocaine to underage students were filed Monday against two Corona Valley high school teachers in connection with an unauthorized camping trip at San Clemente Beach. Melody Suzanne Lippert, 38, Covina, was facing additional charges of one felony count of unlawful sexual intercourse, one felony count of furnishing a controlled substance to a minor in addition to the original previous charge of one misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency […]

  • Video: L.A. County Firefighters Rescue Dog Wedged Between Two Walls in West Hollywood

    L.A. County firefighter from Station 8 rescued a dog who had become wedged between a home and a retaining wall in West Hollywood on Sunday. Firefighters received the call around 3:39 p.m. that a dog was trapped in the 9000 block of Lloyd Place, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman Randy Wright. When crews arrived the found the pet stuck in a six to seven-inch gap between the two walls, Wright said. Each time the dog took a […]

  • Police were investigating a hit-and-run crash that claimed the life of a woman in her 50s in North Hollywood on Feb. 27, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Struck, Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver in North Hollywood

    Police were searching for the driver of a white pickup truck who struck and killed a woman Friday night while she was crossing a residential street in North Hollywood. The crash occurred around 8:25 p.m. on Saticoy Street near Lemp Avenue, according to Sgt. Howard Choy with the Los Angeles Police Department. The victim, an unidentified woman in her 50s, was crossing southbound on Saticoy when she was hit, LAPD said in a news release. She was thrown 60 feet […]

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    Teen Allegedly Coaxed Depressed Boyfriend Into Killing Himself; Tweets About Missing Him

    A Massachusetts teenager was facing a charge of involuntary manslaughter after allegedly encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself. Conrad Roy, 18, died of carbon monoxide poisoning while sitting in his truck behind a K-Mart last summer in Fairhaven, according to Boston TV station WBZ-TV. Roy’s cell phone was found next to his body and showed he had been text messaging with his girlfriend Michelle Carter right up until his death, the station reported. Investigators told the station that at one […]

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    Foster Dad Sentenced to Prison for Raping, Molesting and Abusing 6 Girls in His Care: OC DA’s Office

    A 68-year-old foster parent was sentenced Friday to 18 years to life in state prison for sexually abusing six young girls during a period of six years before a relative found evidence of the crimes recorded on a memory card and called police. Felipe Hernandez, 68, pleaded guilty on Feb. 13 to multiple felony counts including; forcible lewd acts, unlawful sexual intercourse, oral copulation of a minor, sexual penetration by a foreign object and possession and control of child pornography, […]

  • A special-needs kitten who was at risk of being euthanized is learning how to get around despite her limitations thanks to a specially designed wheelchair. (Credit: Valley Cats Inc.)

    Four-Wheel Buggy Give Special-Needs Kitten Second Chance at Life

    A kitten born with a condition that makes it impossible to walk is learning how to get around despite her limitations thanks to a specially designed buggy. “Tumbelina” suffers from cerebellar hypoplasia, according to Valley Cats Inc. in Woodland Hills. She has the will to move, but not the ability, according to rescuers who compare her to Stephen Hawking; a brilliant mind trapped in a body that can’t keep up. The rescue organization stepped in to save Tumbelina who was […]

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    Fresno Couple Married 67 Years Dies Side-by-Side, Holding Hands

    A Central California couple died just as they had spent their 67 years of marriage — side-by-side and holding hands. Floyd Hartwig, 90, and his wife Violet, 89, died within five hours of each other at their own home in the community of Easton on Feb. 11, according to the Fresno Bee. The couple, who had known each other since elementary school, spent their last hours lying in separate hospital beds that had been pushed together so they could hold […]

  • Detectives investigate a double stabbing in Baldwin Park that left a man dead and a teenage girl hospitalized on Feb. 26, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Stabbed to Death in Baldwin Park; Teenage Girl Wounded

    Detectives were investigating a double stabbing in Baldwin Park on Thursday night that left a man dead and a teenage girl hospitalized. Officers from the Baldwin Park Police Department received a call around 5:26 p.m. about an injured person at a residence on the 4700 block of Maine Avenue. Arriving officers found an 18-year-old girl on the front porch suffering from what appeared to be stab wounds, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. She […]